COURTS OF PARIS, NAPLES, ETC. 185 him as a learned man, and as he was one also, he requested the loan of vingt sous. The doctor grew very uneasy, as he observed the man roll his eyes about qucerens quern devoret, and thought his only chance of saving his purse and life was to acquiesce; accordingly, he dived into his greasy fob. Alas! no sous were there; Madame Anne had carried them all to market; so the poor physician was forced to lug out an ecu. " And, would you believe it!" he added, " the rascal jumped up and carried it off without return- ing the change I"* February i6th, 1797. I have this morning agreed upon all the terms of the general exchange of prisoners. It is a delightful idea that it should fall to my lot, and be in my power, par un trait de plume, to restore i Young Baron de K----- was more prudent. The beautiful Madame-----, who was said to have purloined and pawned the jewels of one of her admirers, met K-----'s intimate friend, and said, " I have fallen in love with Monsieur de K-----; bring him to me." The friend de- livered the message, upon which the Baron, who did not possess even a gold brooch, ring, or the most trifling trinket, exclaimed, " Etes vous fou, mon ami, de me proposer une telle abomination ? Peste! si j'y allois, elle mes voleroit mes bijoux.*'